Forty Years

Forty Years is a compilation of previously unreleased songs written by Eric Chase over the past four decades, and thus includes a wide range of styles and colors reflecting the changes both he and the world have gone through. The title track is his specific comparison between the geo-political maelstrom of 1968 and that of today. A lot of living went into the songwriting, and a lot of love went into the recording of each song.

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1. Which Way to Run – 3:02
Eric ChasePiano, Vocal
Rich AyersLead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Rick DuncanBass Guitar
Johny BarbataDrums, Percussion
Marc RussoSaxophone

2. Veteran’s Day 3:25
Eric ChaseAcoustic Guitar(s), Wurlitzer, Piano, Vocal
Rich AyersLead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Alex DrizosBass Guitar
Johny BarbataDrums, Percussion
Mic GilletteSaxophone
Notes: Lest we forget.

3. Forty Years 3:06
Eric ChaseAcoustic Guitar, Piano, Rhodes Piano, Vocal
Rich AyersAcoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Alex DrizosBass Guitar
Bruce SpencerDrums, Percussion
Marc RussoSaxophone
Notes: A comparison of America’s situation in 1968 and 2008.

4. Sara Has a Memory 3:22
Eric ChaseAcoustic Guitar, Piano, Rhodes Piano, Vocal
Rich AyersAcoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Alex DrizosBass Guitar
Johny BarbataDrums, Percussion
Marc RussoSaxophone

5. Dream On Tonight 3:22
Eric ChasePiano, Vocal
Rich AyersLead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Rick DuncanBass Guitar
Johny BarbataDrums, Percussion

6. Down to the River 2:24
Rich AyersPiano, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Vocal
Rich AyresLead Guitar
Amy AyersBacking Vocals
Brian CourtrightDrums, Percussion
Rick DuncanBass Guitar
Mic GilletteTrombone, Trumpet
Marc RussoSaxophone

7. Baby Why, Why, Why? 4:27
Eric ChasePiano, Wurlitzer, Vocal
Amy AyersDuet Vocal
Rich AyersLead Guitar
Rick DuncanBass Guitar
Brian CourtrightDrums
Marc RussoSaxophone

8. Man Like Me 2:58
Eric ChasePiano, Lead Guitar, Vocal
Amy AyersBacking Vocals
Rick DuncanBass Guitar
Brian CourtrightDrums, Percussion
Marc RussoSaxophone

9. Bonehead Millionaires 3:41
Eric ChasePiano, Acoustic Guitars, Vocal
Rich AyersAcoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Alex DrizosBass Guitar
Johny BarbataDrums, Percussion
Marc RussoSaxophone
Notes: My experience with a victim of abuse

10. Empty House 5:16
Eric ChasePiano, Wurlitzer, Synth Strings, Nylon String Guitar, Vocal
Amy AyersDuet Vocalr
Rich AyersAcoustic Guitar
Rick DuncanBass Guitar
Brian CourtrightDrums
John EgenesPedal Steel Guitar

11. The Memory of Your Face (for Teelee) 3:28
Eric ChasePiano, Wurlitzer, Vocal
Rick DuncanBass Guitar
Bruce SpencerDrums
Marc RussoSaxophone
Notes: For Teelee, who still watches over me…

12. Give Your Sweet Love to Me 4:03
Eric ChasePiano, Nylon String Guitar, Vocal
Rich AyersBacking Vocals
Rick DuncanBass Guitar
Bruce SpencerDrums, Percussion
Marc RussoSaxophone
Notes: © Jack Tempchin, 2007

13. Children of the Same God
Eric ChasePiano, Organ, Backing Vocal
Rick DuncanBass Guitar
Brian CourtrightDrums and Percussion
Rich AyersGuitar
Mic GilletteTrumpet and Trombone
Marc RussoSaxophone
Amy AyersLead Vocal